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  • Perth Town mourns 11-y-o autistic boy

    December 3, 2018 7:01 AM 4

    Slain boy described as life of church, school and community PERTH TOWN, Trelawny — The entire community of Perth Town was contorted with grief yesterday in the wake of the tragic passing of a well-loved, 11-year-old autistic boy who shot himself while playing with his father's licenced firearm late Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Malique

  • Fired call centre worker and manager clash at work

    December 2, 2018 6:57 AM 3

    A call centre worker, who was fired from her job following a fight with a security guard over a ripped jeans but ended up in another fight with a manager whom she felt had a hand in her dismissal, is to appear in court on January 14 next year along with the manager. Jonell Campbell, who was employed at the call centre in Kingston as a customer care representative

  • Auction flyer on social media false, says Customs

    December 2, 2018 6:16 AM 2

    Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) yesterday said that a flyer being circulated on social media claiming that it will be holding auctions is false. “In this regard, persons are urged to desist from further circulating this flyer or share its contents,” Customs said in a news release. The agency explained that in keeping with the Customs Act, all auctions relating

  • Samuda: Full ban on consumption of parrot fish needed

    December 2, 2018 4:51 AM 4

    Government Senator Matthew Samuda has called for the immediate introduction of a series of steps culminating with a ban on the consumption of parrot fish in Jamaica. "Mr President, an eventual ban of the consumption of parrot fish is required. The science on the matter is clear. Sustainability requires it," added Samuda. He said he has had discussions

  • Jamaica to vie for World Travel Awards titles in Lisbon

    December 1, 2018 8:23 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday for Lisbon, Portugal, to participate in The World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony, where recent Jamaican awardees will go head-to-head with other winners of WTA's six regional ceremonies, for the coveted world titles. The event, which will take place at Lisbon's

  • Gay 'trend' influencing the Catholic clergy — Pope

    December 1, 2018 7:32 PM 3

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — Pope Francis is "concerned" about what he described as the "serious issue" of homosexuality, saying in an interview published Saturday that being gay was a "fashion" to which the clergy is susceptible. "The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates

  • Holness saddened by passing of former US President George HW Bush

    December 1, 2018 6:25 PM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning expressed sadness at the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America, George HW Bush. The prime minister recognised the 41st President as a man of strength and believer in the building of democratic institutions. “He oversaw the ending of the Cold War which was an extremely

  • 20,000 names added to voters' list — ECJ

    December 1, 2018 6:25 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says 20,097 new names have been added to the November 30, 2018 voters' list, bringing the total number of registered voters in Jamaica to 1,934,860. ECJ noted that the names of 3,182 people, who are no longer eligible to vote, were removed, including 2,415 electors who have died. Identification

  • Dead man found with gun in waistband

    December 1, 2018 4:24 PM 1

    The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Romaine Moulton, otherwise called 'Rumpy', of Caledonia and Minard districts in St Ann. The Watt Town police said a team was summoned to the location of the murder after explosions were heard about 1:00 pm. The responding officers said Moulton was seen lying on the roadway with several gunshot wounds. One 9mm Browning

  • Two men convicted of killing six persons in Hanover

    December 1, 2018 2:42 PM 2

    The two men who were charged with the murder of six members of a family in Logwood, Hanover, in October 2015 were convicted in the Hanover Circuit Court on Friday. They have been convicted of six counts of murder; four counts of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm; and one count of arson. On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at about 11:30 p.m., residents